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The Visual Arts Studies Third Annual Conference, 2020-2021

The Future Museum in the Future City

co-organised by  Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha and Doha Institute for Graduate Studies from December 2020 to April 2021

Traditionally, the modern city constructed the museum as its mirroring mechanism, narrating the story of the city via multi-mediums; visually, architecturally and socially.

Today, both the city and the museum have been deeply implicated and radically transformed, as a result of the pandemic.

First Workshop
Monday 14 December 2020  
16:00 - 19:00 Doha time
13:00-16:00 GMT

In this workshop, the participants will discuss the manners through which the museum and the city narrate this crucial moment of transformation, as and when it occurs. Invited curators, artists, intellectuals, and practitioners will present the different potential scenarios to come upon us in the near future in an open platform for discussion with the audience.

Second​ Workshop 

Sunday 25 April 2021 
20:00-23:45 Doha time, 
17:00-20:45 GMT 

Monday 26 April 2021 
20:00-22:45 Doha time, 
17:00-19:45 GMT 

Tuesday 27 April 2021 
20:00-21:45 Doha time, 
17:00-18:45 GMT 

In this edition of the conference, we look at the implications of the current pandemic on the futures of museums and cities. We expect the conference to be an open platform for a discussion of the questions concerning the various potential scenarios that are likely to come upon us in the foreseeable future. 

We invite you to attend the different online sessions, and to engage critically with the presentations of our guest speakers.  

This workshop webinar will take place over Zoom. 

The event will be held in English and Arabic. Simultaneous translation will be provided.  

You can watch the live broadcast on @dohainstitute social media pages.

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Call for Proposals - Submission for proposals closed.

Session 1 – Workshop Programme 

Session 2 – Workshops Programme